1. Play It Back (Smith) 2. Afrodesia (Smith) 3. For Heaven’s Sake (Smith) 4. Straight No Chaser (Monk) 5. Talk About This (Smith) 6. My Favorite Things (Rodgers-Hammerstein) 7. African Suite (Smith)   2016 Blue Note Records

1. Play It Back (Smith)
2. Afrodesia (Smith)
3. For Heaven’s Sake (Smith)
4. Straight No Chaser (Monk)
5. Talk About This (Smith)
6. My Favorite Things (Rodgers-Hammerstein)
7. African Suite (Smith)

 

2016 Blue Note Records

EVOLUTION

On Evolution, Dr. Lonnie Smith returns to the Blue Note Records label with a unique project that enhances his legacy as one of the premier masters of modern music. With three new Smith originals (“For Heaven’s Sake”, “African Suite” and “Talk About This”) and exciting new arrangements of tunes such as Monk’s “Straight No Chaser”, “Play It Back” and “Afrodesia,” The Good Doctor and his cast offer plenty of surprises and invention along with a serious groove.

Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond B3 organ, vocals, keyboards
Jonathan Kreisberg – guitar
Jonathan Blake – drums
Joe Dyson – drums (1-3, 5, 7)
Keyon Harrold – trumpet (1)
Maurice Brown-trumpet (2, 3, 5)
John Ellis – tenor sax (1, 2, 5), bass clarinet (3), flute(7)
Robert Glasper-piano (1)
Joe Lovano- tenor sax (3), mezzo soprano sax(2)